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Grilled Gulf Fish With Pumpkin Seed Couscous And La Citrus Salad

Grilled Gulf Fish With Pumpkin Seed Couscous And La Citrus Salad

Category: Main Courses

Serving Size: 4

Grilled Gulf Fish


  • 4 fresh fish fillets, 6-8 ounces each. (Red Fish, Drum, Mahi Mahi, Etc.)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper for seasoning the fish
  • citrus cream (see recipe below)
  • pumpkin seed couscous (see recipe below)
  • Louisiana Citrus Salad (see recipe below)
  • pumpkin seed oil


Lightly oil the fish and season with salt and pepper. Clean and season the grilling grate with oil. Cook the fish over very hot hardwood charcoal for the best flavor. Spoon _ cup of warm couscous onto the center of the four plates. Lay the fish fillets over the couscous and top with the citrus salad. Spoon some of the cream onto the plates and drizzle the pumpkin seed oil around the fish. Garnish with extra citrus segments.

Louisiana Citrus Salad


  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 small shallot, julienned
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and julienned
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • _ bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • _ tbsp kosher salt


Cut supremes from the citrus fruits by slicing off the tops and bottoms. With a paring knife, slice off the skins including all white pith underneath the rinds. Working over a bowl, make V cuts into each segment of the fruit, releasing the segments into the bowl. Gently stir in the rest of the ingredients.

Citrus Cream


  • _ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • pinch of salt


Grate or finely chop all zest. Mix together all ingredients and chill.

Pumpkin Seed Couscous


  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • water
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • _ onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives or assorted herbs
  • juice of 1 Meyer lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


Cook couscous in boiling water for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain. Sauté onions and garlic in oil until soft. Toss in couscous and seeds. Taste for seasoning and finish by adding chives.

Cooking Measurements

1 cup = 250 ml = 16 Tablespoons

1/2 cup = 125 ml = 8 Tablespoons

1/3 cup = 83 ml = 5.3 Tablespoons

1/4 cup = 62 ml = 4 Tablespoons

1 Pinch = 1/8 Teaspoon

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